Vance Joy has been on the rise for a couple years now. His first of two sold out shows at Massey Hall proved that he has become a seasoned performer, despite only having one album to his name.
He started the night off with “Mess is Mine” which immediately drew in the crowd, who were dancing and singing along to every song. Vance Joy’s band, consisting of keys, bass, percussion, trumpet and sax complimented his folksy vocals perfectly. He of course played his way through all his hits that everyone knows and loves: “Riptide”, “Georgia,” and closing the night with “Fire and the Flood.” He also surprised everyone with an energetic cover of Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al.”
Standing in front of big flashing lights that spelled his name, Vance Joy and his band were very relaxed making us all feel at home. When he would switch guitars between songs he would also take the time to tell us a story, or the meaning behind each single.
As he continues to make his way through Canada and the US for the Fire and the Flood tour, it looks like Vance Joy isn’t slowing down anytime soon. It will be exciting to see what comes next from him, because he’s only going to get better and better.